A few days ago, personal development blogger Alex Shalman sent me a question that I thought might be a good discussion starter. He asked:
I feel like after many years of blogging that my opinions have changed. That’s natural, and in most cases it’s okay to have that archive of articles as a track record.
On the other hand, now that I’m in dental school, I don’t necessarily want readers to arrive at an old post and think “this is advice from a doctor,” because I wasn’t at the time.
So here’s the question: what do you do with posts in your archives that you’ve changed your opinion on?
- Do you go back and update posts with your new opinion?
- Do you simply delete them?
- Do you write new posts with your new opinions and link to them from the old posts?
- Do you simply let them sit there as a record of what you used to think, unedited?
Interested to hear your thoughts on this one!